Fall is in the air and charitable people are in Brooklyn.
The Norwegian Christian Home hosted its annual fall fair late last month, continuing a tradition that has been going on for over 50 years, with food, fun and raffles for all who attended.
There were even face painters, balloons and a youth group doing games for the children said Vice Chairperson Arlene Rutuelo, who described the occasion as, “A great day with absolutely beautiful weather.
“It’s a really nice tradition and it’s great we get people to come up to our facilities and have fun. The residents really enjoy it,” Rutuelo went on. Back when the event first started, blankets and knitted sweaters and caps were collected, she said. Now they collect food for the pantry and raise funds from the raffles.
Rutuelo explained, “This year was special; we had a spotlight on our outpatient rehab facility inside the nursing home,” now serving the community for 110 years.
Rutuelo summed up. “We like to keep this alive, it’s good outreach and good community,” she said.